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How will the new smoking ban affect the Lawrence music scene?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 7, 2004

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Photo of Nick Kurtz

“I don’t know. We’ll just have to wait and see. Results have been varied in how it affects different communities.”

Photo of Denise Severn

“I’m not a smoker, but I know if I have a glass of wine I enjoy music better. So I understand how that could be someone’s vice and it would make it less enjoyable.”

Photo of Jesse Jackson

“Ultimately, I don’t think it’s going to have any long-term effect. I’ve been to San Francisco and New York, which have incredible music scenes, and they haven’t been affected.”

Photo of Sunnye Bertrand

“I think the bars will initially see a drop in population, but if people want to see a good show, they’ll come anyway. And probably get a longer break.”

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